Additional Open Work Permit for Hong Kong Pathway Applicants

Additional Open Work Permit for Hong Kong Pathway Applicants

Due to a high volume of Hong Kong Pathway applications, some applicants may have their temporary status expire before obtaining permanent residency. To address this, Canada will launch a new policy in the coming weeks, allowing eligible applicants to extend their stay and receive a new open work permit while their permanent residency applications are…

Permanent Residence Fees Increasing on April 30, 2024

Permanent Residence Fees Increasing on April 30, 2024

Ottawa, April 11, 2024 – As part of routine updates, fees for all permanent residence applications are set to increase effective April 30, 2024. These adjustments occur every two years to manage growing program and service delivery costs and to keep pace with inflation. The table below outlines the impacted programs and the corresponding fee…

A high-demand BC occupation: Early Childhood Care

A high-demand BC occupation: Early Childhood Care

What is ECE and why is it in high-demand? Early childhood educators (ECEs) work with young children from birth to age five. They create and run educational programs that fuel children’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth. BC PNP offers an immigration pathway to support permanent residence of economic immigrants; constitutes 46% of all B.C….

Spouse Open Work Permits for International Students’ Partners

Spouse Open Work Permits for International Students’ Partners

Effective March 19, 2024, spouses of international students are only eligible for Spouse Open Work Permits(SOWP) if their spouse is enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program at a designated university or polytechnic institution. This change means that SOWPs are no longer available for spouses of international students in undergraduate or college programs. However,…

Do I have MSP if I’m on implied status? (BC)

Do I have MSP if I’m on implied status? (BC)

Did you know? Individuals residing in BC with maintained status while waiting for a subsequent work or study permit may be eligible for an initial six months of temporary coverage: Temporary coverage will be provided to maintained status holders who: Remain in BC on maintained status while waiting for a subsequent work or study permit;…

BC’s New PAL: What You Need to Know

BC’s New PAL: What You Need to Know

Effective as of March 4, 2024, The Province will begin issuing provincial attestation letters (PAL) to eligible post-secondary institutions to allow international applicants to apply to study in B.C. as required by the federal department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Provincial attestation letters (PAL) are now required for new study permit applications and…

Reapply for your eTA after renewing your passport

Reapply for your eTA after renewing your passport

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), all visa-exempt individuals holding non-Canadian passports, regardless of whether they hold a valid Canadian study or work permit, need to apply for an eTA when flying to Canada. eTA stands for Electronic Travel Authorization. It is an electronic permission that allows visa-exempt individuals holding non-Canadian passports to…

International Student Study and Work in Canada

International Student Study and Work in Canada

Are you an international student in Canada wondering about taking breaks from your studies or exploring work opportunities during your academic journey? International students in Canada can enjoy pre-defined breaks like winter holidays, summer vacations, and Reading Week without impacting your study permit status. Each break is permitted for up to 150 days, with a…

3-Year Work Permit Now Available for Master Students

3-Year Work Permit Now Available for Master Students

Starting February 15, 2024, students who have graduated from a master’s degree program, even if it is less than 2 years, are eligible for a 3-year PGWP if they meet all other eligibility criteria. Previously, the duration of the PGWP was directly linked to the length of the program of study. However, recognizing the potential…